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Cathedral (Sanctuary)

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Wells Cathedral BA5 2UEW United Kingdom

The Wells Cathedral Sanctuary is the large impressive space East of the Nave and is usually home to the main Altar and the beautiful contemporary Cathedral Choir stalls. At the far end is the famous Scissor arches put in place. The arches which visitors image to be a modern addition were in fact constructed between 1348 – 48 as a solution to an engineering problem. The foundations of the High tower, constructed in 1313, were not stable and Master Mason William Joy put the scissor arches in place as a final solution to the problem. In 2018 the Sanctuary hosted Antic Disposition’s production of Henry V.

July 2019

Austen Sisters

12th July at 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
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One event on 13th July 2019 at 6:30 pm

Cathedral (Sanctuary), Wells Cathedral BA5 2UEW United Kingdom + Google Map
£12 – £16

‘Austen Sisters’ is a first time collaboration between sisters Susannah and Nelly Harker, joined on stage by actor Jack Finch. Jane Austen is 33, unmarried, unpublished, and dependent on the generosity of male relatives when she receives a letter from a certain Mr Crosby. She knows that this letter could change not only the course of her own life but also that of her dearest sister and companion Cassandra.

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